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    Cigars and coffee....OH YEAH

    Hey everybody,

    So I have recently found myself getting back into cigars, yep another crazy hobby. Anyway, my favorite drink to pair with a nice cigar is coffee. I know we have some coffee drinkers on the forum here and was hoping you could point me in the direction to a nice quality, albeit not super expensive french press that will make about 4 cups of coffee. I would also like some recommendations for coffee beans and online merchants of said beans as well.

    P.S. If any of you are BOTL's (Brothers of the Leaf) let me know and we can talk cigars. About six years ago I dove into the deep end of the cigar hobby and amassed quite a collection but unfortunately I grew out of it and gave them away. I am seasoning my old humidor as we speak and enjoying a Arturo Fuente 858 Candela this morning with a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, while listening to Neil Young
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    Senior Member AFKitchenknivesguy's Avatar
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    I don't like cigars or smoking, but this is all you need:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-1928-16U...m+french+press

    I would go to the coffee thread and see our recommendations. Red Bird espresso is a good all around coffee, but there are better coffees for FP.
    Jason

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    If Im feeling lazy i use This:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00004S1DB

    When i want the best tasting coffee possible i use this:
    http://www.aeropress.com

    I also love dunkin donuts coffee
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    The problem with insulated french presses is they are a waste in the sense you are overextracting the coffee. Even with the french press I listed, after the 3-5 minutes extract time you should transfer the remaining coffee to another container. Coffee is never meant to spend more than 3-5 minutes in a FP.
    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFKitchenknivesguy View Post
    I don't like cigars or smoking, but this is all you need:

    http://www.amazon.com/Bodum-1928-16U...m+french+press
    +1. It says 8 cups, but you'll get a little less; maybe 6. The cool thing about the Bodum FPs is that when the screen/filter does eventually need replacing (several years down the line), they're easily findable.

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    Thanks for the help guys, much love to you all for helping me with my vices/hobbies. I will report back once I receive the Bodum.
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    If you want a really cool and easy hobby, and like to control the outcome of your product, then get one of these:

    http://www.sweetmarias.com/sweetmari...ml?source=grid

    You'll never have to pay for fresh coffee and shipping fees again, plus green coffee is half the price. They even start you off with 8 lbs to experiment with.
    Jason

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    I used to smoke quite a few cigars, now I have pretty much relegated myself to golfing and fishing, neither of which happen very often and an occasional cigar on the deck with a good brandy. The last cigar I had though was an Arturo Fuente Opus XX which was absolutely fantastic with a couple of glasses of rum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepCSweede View Post
    I used to smoke quite a few cigars, now I have pretty much relegated myself to golfing and fishing, neither of which happen very often and an occasional cigar on the deck with a good brandy. The last cigar I had though was an Arturo Fuente Opus XX which was absolutely fantastic with a couple of glasses of rum.
    I proud to be an Arturo Fuente fanboy, and yes the Opus line is quite fantastic although my favorites are the Anejo's.
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    I smoke cigars every now and then. Usually on fishing trips and the like. However, I'm looking to start smoking them a bit more on just relaxing evenings. I'd like to get a humidor and start filling it up. I already have a taste for plenty of $10-$30 cigars that I'd like to start with. However, I'd like some suggestions for good cheap cigars that I can fill my humidor up with to smoke when I want to keep it cheap or to offer a friend with no real experience with cigars so I don't feel like I'm wasting $20+ on someone who can't enjoy it. Any suggestions?

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